Hidden away in a private game concession, Hyena Pan Tented Camp is a good choice for travellers looking for an exclusive safari on the fringes of the teeming Okavango Delta. The camp lies in the Khwai River area, a famously game-rich region bordering the Moremi Game Reserve and year-round home to elephant, buffalo, hippo as well as big cats, wild dogs and, of course, the ubiquitous spotted hyena. Such a location means you can explore both the 350 000 hectare private conservancy and the Moremi on game drives, as well as enjoying activities in the concession such as spot-lit night drives and guided bush walks that are not permitted in Moremi.
Hyena Pan Tented Camp is a small and intimate accommodation consisting of only eight tented suites, each with their own private bathroom. It is a relatively simple camp but comfortable and well designed; children over eight years old are welcome at camp although there are no specific facilities for them.
The emphasis at Hyena Pan is on flexibility and diversity – you can spend the whole day in Moremi (complete with a packed lunch), spend time observing wildlife close-up from the vantage of the camp’s ground-level photographic hide, or go bird watching on foot with an expert guide. One highlight is a night away from camp on a ‘sky bed’, an elevated and luxurious sleeping platform set over water, making for an unforgettable experience in Africa.
Hyena Pan Tented Camp is a simple but comfortable accommodation built around the main lounge, bar and its indoor and outdoor dining areas. There are two outdoor seating areas with views over the waterhole as well as a small reference library, and a plunge pool complete with sundeck and comfortable loungers. The camp is solar-powered and has charging points for batteries and Wi-Fi Internet access in the main lounge.
One of the camp’s best facilities is its private waterhole; illuminated at night for dramatic nocturnal wildlife sightings, it comes complete with a ground-level hide for unbeatable close-up photography and animal observations.